16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip site .

Edmonton, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Edmonton to Melbourne. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 14°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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